Hosta 'Golden Meadows'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Meadows
Hybridized by van Elderen
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

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Leaf Shape:

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Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

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Margin Width:

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Does it set seed?:

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Bloom Color:

Pure White

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mentone, Alabama

New Haven, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Bohemia, New York

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Portsmouth, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 2, 2015, virginiarose from Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I had this hosta in full shade for two years. I forgot what it was because it turned an ugly,dark green. This hosta must have some sun to be beautiful, give it as much as it can tolerate in your zone.


On Oct 23, 2010, ladyisle from Bohemia, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

The prettiest Hosta I have. This one is next to a Hosta 'Guacamole' and it is more striking by far. It still looks fresh while my other Hostas are beginning to go dormant, plus it sailed through this summer's drought with very little supplemental water. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any more.


On Jun 10, 2010, janegael from New Haven, CT wrote:

I have one on each side of my front steps. They get pounded by the sun in the afternoon and have turned into the most magnificent colorful hosta I've ever seen. I have to get some pictures of them because the ones posted don't begin to do them justice. The huge leaves are multiple colors, golden in the center, with streaks of medium green and edged with darker green. They are just stunning!

They are two years old and huge, so they are fast growers in decent soil. They've made it through two zone 6 winters with minimal protection. I'd buy a bunch more if I could find them, but Lowes isn't stocking them this year. Sigh.


On Feb 6, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Introduced in 2005.

From A lively, famboyant hosta whose tri-colour leaves are textured with puckering and twisting.

Dark green edges frame large, chartreuse-gold centres, which are further patterned with paler green streaks.

The leaf centres turn whiter with increased sun exposure. Lavender-white flowers.

Height: 24/ 60cm
Spread: 26/ 80cm
Hardiness: US zones 3-8
Blooms: June-July